I am a scholar and teacher of postcolonial literature in English. My specializations include Caribbean literature, Caribbean and British cultural entanglements, and the novel. Currently, I am Assistant Professor of English at San Francisco State University.
I completed my Ph.D. in English at Vanderbilt University in 2015. Prior to graduate work, I earned a B.A. in English Literature at Florida State University, where my interest in Caribbean literary studies was sparked during a semester in London.
My current project is "Small Places: The Anglophone Caribbean, Victorian Britain, and the Forms of Atlantic Archipelagoes," a book manuscript that aligns the Caribbean and Britain through their shared geographical reality as archipelagoes. I argue that the context of the archipelago foregrounds how key writers from opposite ends of the colonial-postcolonial spectrum approach literary form in surprisingly similar ways.
My work has been published or is forthcoming in Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, Studies in the Novel, and Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA), and has also been supported by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. I also engage with the broader public through my work with the New Books Network.